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A series of events.

Plot

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A type of irony in which the opposite of what a reader expects to happen does happen.

Irony of Situation

2

The central character who undergoes a change.

Protagonist

3

A sentence (or two) statement of meaning.

Theme

4

The time and place of a story.

Setting

5

The work which a reader is analyzing.

Primary Source

6

A person, place, or thing which has a meaning beyond its literal meaning.

Symbol

7

The "all-knowing" point of view.

Omniscient Point of View

8

The cumulative techniques of a writer - sentence length, use of symbols, word choice, etc.

Narrative Style

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A point of view using only action, dialogue, and description - "the camcorder is rolling." Hemingway notoriously used this type.

Objective Point of View

10

The use of "I" to tell a story.

1st Person Point of View

11

The person, cultural values, etc. which the protagonist fights against.

Antagonist

12

A character for whom we know possibly two or three characteristics. This type of character does not undergo a change.

Flat or Static Character

13

Synonym for "protagonist."

Round Character

14

Material commenting on the primary source.

Secondary Source

15

A point of view told in third person yet from a single perspective. Flannery O'Connor used this point of view to enhance irony.

Limited Omniscient Point of View

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An irony which is a close cousin to sarcasm - Mrs. May's "iron hand."

Verbal Irony

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A type of irony which focuses on the contrast between the way a character sees himself/herself and the way other characters or the reader sees him/her.

Dramatic Irony

18

"The Lottery"

Shirley Jackson

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"Hills Like White Elephants"

Ernest Hemingway

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"A Good Man is Hard to Find"

Flannery O'Connor

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"A Domestic Dilemma"

Carson McCullers

22

"The Magic Strength of Need"

J. California Cooper

23

"The Rocking-Horse Winner"

D. H. Lawrence

24

"The Tell-Tale Heart"

Edgar Allan Poe

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"Greenleaf"

Flannery O'Connor

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"Cathedral"

Raymond Carver

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"The Unlucky Mother of Aquilles Maldonado"

T. C. Boyle

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"The Jewelry"

Guy de Maupassant